|The wine products:
|Hroznový mušt - Grape must - can be offered and sold only from 1st August to 31st December of the year of the harvest
|Burčiak - Partially fermented grape must - made from grapes
that were grown and processed in Slovakia. Can be offered and sold
only from 15th August to 31st December of the year of the harvest
|Tiché víno -Still Wine - Biele- White , Ružové/Rosé , Červené
|Víno bez zemepisného označenia- Wine without geographic
indication is replacing former category of Stolové víno - Table wine.
Minimum level of sugar content is 13 °NM.
|Víno s chráneným zemepisným označením - Wine with protected
geographic indication - produced from grapes registered in the List of
registered varieties, grown, produced and bottled in one of the Slovak
wine regions, maximum yield per hectare wasn't exceeded, minimum level
of sugar content was 13 °NM and it fulfils the requirements of
established product specification.
It can be indicated with the traditional
term regionálne víno - regional wine if the grapes reached 15 °NM, the maximum yield
per hectare didn't exceed 18 000 kg/ha, wine has minimum 8.5% of
alcohol and it complies with quality requirements.
|Víno s chráneným označím pôvodu - Wine with protected
indication of origin is produced from grapes registered in List of
registered varieties, grown, produced and bottled in the same or
proximate neighbouring Slovak wine regions, maximum yield per hectare
wasn't exceeded, minimum level of sugar content was 16 °NM, there is
existing protection on the designation of origin or geographical
indication. Term „Districtus Slovakia Controllatus“, symbol and
abbrevation „D. S. C.“ can be used if wine was certified.
||Akostné víno - Quality wine classified by controlling institute as
odrodové - single varietal (variety is written up in the List of
registered grape varieties) or značkové branded (blend of 2 or more
grape varieties or a single grape variety not written in the List or
registered grape varieties). Wine is made from the grapes of which
natural sugar content is at least 16 °NM and the maximum yield per
hectare was not exceeded (18 000 kg/ha) with minimum of 9,5% alcohol.
It can be chaptalised to 22 °NM for whites and 24 °NM for reds. Wine
complies with quality requirements determined by special regulation.
||Akostné víno s prívlastkom - Quality wine with
attribute classified by the control institute as the "quality wine
with attribute" complies with quality requirements determined by
special regulation, the maximum yield per hectare is not exceeded (13
000 kg/ha), vine variety, origin of grapes, its natural sugar contents,
weight and health condition are certified before processing by an
employee of the control institute, the ban on increase in natural
alcoholic strength by volume and adjustment of residual sugar is
observed. The wine is indicated with one of the following attributes:
||Kabinetné Kabinett - yielded from full mature grapes having
natural sugar content of at least 19 °NM, and minimum of 9,5% alcohol.
Wines are primarily suché - dry, rarely polosuché - medium dry.
Neskorý zber Late harvest yielded from full mature grapes
having natural sugar contents of at least 21 °NM and minimum of 9,5%
alcohol. Wines are primarily suché - dry, occasionally polosuché - medium dry and rarely polosladké - medium sweet.
Výber z hrozna Grapes selection - yielded from full mature
grapes having natural sugar contents of at least 23 °NM, obtained from
carefully selected bunches and with minimum of 9,5% alcohol. Residual
sugar varies from suché - to polosuché and polosladké - dry,medium dry and medium sweet.
Bobuľový výber Choice of berries - yielded from manually
selected overripe grape bunches from which immature and impaired
berries have been removed manually, having natural sugar contents of at
least 26 °NM and at least 8 % of alcohol. Wines are having mainly
higher residual sugar - polosuché - medium dry and polosladké
- medium sweet, altough suché - dry versions are common as well.
Hrozienkový výber - Choice of sultanas - yielded exclusively
from manually selected overripe natural grape berries, having sugar
contents of at least 28 °NM and at least 8 % alcohol. Wines are
primarily sladké - sweet.
Cibébový výber - Noble rot raisins selection - yielded
exclusively from manually selected overripe grape berries refined by
effect of Botrytis cinerea Persoon, having natural sugar contents of at
least 28 °NM and minimum content 8 % of alcohol. Wines are sladké - sweet.
Ľadové víno - Ice wine - yielded from grapes harvested at the
temperature of minus 7 °C and lower, the grapes remained frozen during
the harvesting and processing, and the obtained must had natural sugar
contents of at least 27 °NM, wine has at least 6 % of alcohol. Wines
are sladké - sweet.
Slamové víno - Straw wine - yielded from well ripened grapes,
stored before processing on straw or in reed matting, alternatively it
has been left hanging on strings for at least three months and the
natural sugar content of obtained must was at least 27 °NM, wine has at
least 6 % of alcohol. Wines are primarily sladké - sweet.
|Indication of the origin
||Protected indication of origin is
represented by one of the 6
vine-growing regions (vinohradnícka oblasť), sub-region (vinohradnícky
rajón) and wine growing village (vinohradnícka obec).
víno and Víno s chráneným označením pôvodu has to be
indicated at least with the name of the vine-growing region, Akostné
víno s prívlastkom with the name of the vine-producing sub-region
|Indication of the residual sugar content
||Suché - Dry If its sugar content does not exceed 4 grams
per litre, or 9 grams per litre, provided that the total acidity
expressed as grams of tartaric acid per litre is not more than 2 grams
below the residual sugar content.
Polosuché Medium dry - If
its sugar content exceeds the maximum
set at above but not exceeds 12 grams per litre, or 18 grams per litre, provided that the total acidity expressed as grams of
tartaric acid per litre is not more than 10 grams below the residual
Polosladké Medium/Medium sweet - If its sugar
content is higher
than the maximum set at above but not more than 45 grams per
Sladké Sweet - If its sugar content is of at least 45 grams per litre.
|Terms that can be used by specific conditions
víno Young wine - has to be bottled before the end of the year of
harvest. It is allowed to put the wine into the circulation as from the
first Monday of November.
Archívne víno Archive
wine - has matured at least three years
after harvesting the grapes used for the production of the wine.
úroda First fruits - grapes used for the production
came from the first harvest of a vineyard. The first harvest has to be
from the third or fourth year after planting.
For more detailed information - act of parliament 313/2009 and Announcement of the Slovak Ministry of Agriculture 350/2009 as well as Listina Registrovaných odrôd - The List of registered grape varieties (page 76 - Vinič Hroznorodý - Vitis Vinifera L.)
COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 606/2009 - the categories of grapevine products, oenological practices and the applicable restrictions.
COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 607/2009 - protected designations of origin and geographical indications, traditional terms, labelling and presentation of certain wine sector products.
COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 555/2008 laying down detailed rules for implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 479/2008 on the common organisation of the market in wine.